• What We Learned at the Open Learning Analytics Summit

    “Open learning analytics” may not be the hot topic at your next cocktail party, but it was the cornerstone of passionate engagement for a group of academic technologists who gathered in Indianapolis last weekend for the Open Analytics Summit. And it is a vitally important element in...

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  • UCF’s Blendkit Takes Center Stage in MOOC Launching April 21

    Become a blended learning designer by Memorial Day? It’s a possibility, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida, a 2011 NGLC Building Blocks grantee. EDUCAUSE has announced a five-week open course on blended learning, in partnership...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in March

    Innovative Higher Ed Conferencing Dispatching from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference, Holly Morris discussed the role of relevance in education reform—making high school curriculum relevant to college curriculum, making course options relevant...

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  • What We Learned at Connect: Chicago

    Regular readers of this blog may recall that my NGLC colleague Holly Morris attended the first-ever EDUCAUSE Connect event in Portland last month and blogged about it here. As she noted, the regionally distributed EDUCAUSE professional development events this season include a range of innovations...

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  • Relevance: the Most Important Word in Education?

    I just returned from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s annual Innovations Conference in Anaheim. I’m keeping the gold mouse ears for myself, but here’s what I brought back for you – the whole point of every educational innovation going forward, in one word...

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  • Purposefully Re-purposed: College for America Converts a CRM Tool into a Learner-Centered LMS

    Readers of NGLC’s blog are no strangers to Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America (CfA), the remarkably innovative competency-based degree program supported by NGLC that, in spring 2013, became the first such program in the nation to win authorization to offer federal...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in February

    What’s trending in postsecondary next gen learning this month? In Trending Now: Postsecondary, Nancy Millichap connected us to the future of educational technology predicted in the 2014 Horizon Report as well as a joint response by 17 institutions, including NGLC grantees and program...

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  • New Competency-Based Degree Program Prepares Graduates for Workforce

    New Competency-Based Degree Program Prepares Graduates for Workforce An Affordable, ‘Game-Changing’ Innovation for Higher Education By Van Davis, Director of Innovations in Higher Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board In Texas, a combination of rapid population...

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  • Hard Lessons in the Big Easy: The ELI Annual Meeting 2014

    Last week NGLC staff joined 600-plus members of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative community for their annual meeting, held this year in New Orleans. Presentations included reports on a wide range of innovations using technology and the results of using those technologies, both for students and for...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in January

    One of the big ideas that NGLC’s Holly Morris took away from the Big Ideas Fest was that, “Any team can create an innovative idea with the frame of a plan…in three days” (see Three Big Ideas from ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest). Well, a team of higher education change agents...

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